Boris Johnson MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, would like to invite constituents across Uxbridge and South Ruislip to visit an important new exhibition which tells the story of the fight for women to have their say in Parliament.
As we celebrate 100 years since some women gained the right to vote, the hard-fought battle to make this happen is detailed in Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament
The exhibition not only tells the hidden “her-story” of the UK Parliament: the campaigning, the protests and the achievements. It also examines where we are today, and shows that anyone can make change happen and exercise their democratic rights.
Boris Johnson said of the exhibit: “It is so important my constituents come and hear the story of this hidden history. Not only should we remember those who fought for the democratic rights women across the United Kingdom have today, but this exhibit shows the importance everyone has in making their voices heard in our democracy today.”
Among the items in this innovative exhibition are re-creations of lost historical spaces of the Palace of Westminster, rare and previously unseen historic objects, pictures and archives from the Parliamentary collections and elsewhere.